February 26, 2014 12:27

New Noel Gallagher album 'has the spirit of 'Definitely Maybe''

Gallagher associate Mark Coyle says second solo album will be "seismic"

New Noel Gallagher album 'has the spirit of 'Definitely Maybe''

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Noel Gallagher is recording a new album which has the spirit of Oasis' debut album, according to Gallagher's long-term associate Mark Coyle.

Coyle, who co-produced Oasis' debut album 'Definitely Maybe', told NME he heard demos for Gallagher's new album earlier this month (February) following recording sessions Gallagher made in New York.

"Noel's new album is fucking great," said Coyle."It reminds me in some respects of the spirit of 'Definitely Maybe', because it’s so obviously exciting. That boy is from a different planet, and even the fans won't believe how utterly amazing it is."

Coyle, a friend of Gallagher’s since they were both in Inspiral Carpets' road crew in the early '90s, said Gallagher had written between 50 to 60 songs for the new album. "He’s not exactly struggling for an 11th song to complete the album," said Coyle. "It's pouring out of him and he’s currently whittling it all down into an album. The new record will be seismic. It's so explosive that, on the day it comes out, Virgin Trains won’t be able to cope with all the people trying to flee the chaos."

Coyle talks about the 20th anniversary edition of 'Definitely Maybe' in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands from today (February 26) and available digitally. He spent six months going through demos and live recordings for the extra tracks on the anniversary release's Special Edition.

Coyle is currently overseeing an expanded version of former Shack singer Michael Head’s 1997 album 'The Magical World Of The Strands', the sole album by Michael Head And The Strands, which Coyle produced. He is also planning more shows with his band Tailgunner, who released a self-titled album featuring Gallagher on drums in 2000. "I’ve sacked Noel as our drummer," said Coyle. "OK, so really he’s too busy."

Earlier today it was announced that Oasis's classic 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe' will be reissued to mark its 20th anniversary this May.

A remastered version of the Manchester band's LP will be released on May 19 and will include rare and unreleased recordings. The reissue is the first in the new Chasing The Sun series from Big Brother Recordings, with Oasis' follow-up albums 'What's The Story (Morning Glory)?' and 'Be Here Now' to also be reissued later this year.

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